TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche got a key player back with the return of center Nazem Kadri for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night.
Kadri been out since injuring his thumb when he was boarded by Evander Kane in Game 3 of Colorado’s four-game sweep over the Edmonton Oilers in the Western Conference Final.
DENVER (AP) — There were quite a few big names missing from the ice for Colorado's practice on Thursday: Captain Gabriel Landeskog, defensemen Devon Toews and Josh Manson, forward Andre Burakovsky.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Artturi Lehkonen scored 1:19 into overtime, and Colorado rallied to beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-5 Monday night, completing a four-game sweep in the Western Conference final and sending the Avalanche to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 2001.
DENVER (AP) — There’s one area Cale Makar still has plenty of room for growth — his playoff beard.
Even with a little bit of a head start, the Colorado Avalanche defenseman's rosy cheeks still shine through.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche lost goalie Darcy Kuemper late in the first period. Their power play is so strong right now that's all they lost.
Gabriel Landeskog scored twice in the second period, and the top-seeded Avalanche beat the Nashville Predators 7-3 Saturday for a commanding 3-0 lead in their first-round Western Conference series.
DENVER (AP) — The fast, scoring-spree start by Colorado led to some feistiness later on with Nashville. But through all those pushes and shoves, the Avalanche maintained their composure.
Colorado Avalanche (55-17-6, first in the Central) vs. Winnipeg Jets (35-32-11, sixth in the Central)
Winnipeg, Manitoba; Sunday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Winnipeg hosts Colorado looking to stop its three-game home slide.
Colorado Avalanche (50-14-6, first in the Central) vs. Winnipeg Jets (33-28-10, sixth in the Central)
Winnipeg, Manitoba; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Colorado visits the Winnipeg Jets after Nathan MacKinnon scored two goals in the Avalanche's 6-4 win over the Penguins.
Colorado Avalanche (49-14-6, first in the Central) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (41-19-10, third in the Metropolitan)
Pittsburgh; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Colorado heads into a matchup with Pittsburgh as winners of three games in a row.
DENVER (AP) — Devon Toews scored with 4:26 remaining, Darcy Kuemper stopped 38 shots and the Colorado Avalanche tied the franchise record for most home wins in a season with a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.
DENVER (AP) — The puck bounced off the boards behind the net and straight to Devon Toews, who stood wide open in front.
A home-ice sort of carom. A home-ice sort of goal.
Calgary Flames (36-15-7, first in the Pacific) vs. Colorado Avalanche (41-13-5, first in the Central)
Denver; Sunday, 8 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Avalanche -158, Flames +134; over/under is 6.5
NEW YORK (AP) — Cale Makar had two goals and an assist, Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and two assists, and the Colorado Avalanche held off the New York Islanders 5-4 Monday night to snap a two-game skid.
Colorado Avalanche (40-11-5, first in the Central) vs. New York Islanders (21-23-8, sixth in the Metropolitan)
Elmont; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Nazem Kadri and Colorado take on New York.
DENVER (AP) — Andre Burakovsky scored 59 seconds after New York had a go-ahead goal wiped out, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Islanders 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Burakovsky has scored in three consecutive games and also added an assist for Colorado, which has won four straight.
Colorado Avalanche (37-10-4, first in the Central) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (29-18-4, second in the Pacific)
Paradise, Nevada; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Nazem Kadri leads Colorado into a matchup with Vegas.
Colorado Avalanche (36-10-4, first in the Central) vs. Detroit Red Wings (23-22-6, fifth in the Atlantic)
Detroit; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Detroit hosts the Colorado Avalanche after the Red Wings beat New York 3-2 in a shootout.
Dallas Stars (25-19-2, fifth in the Central) vs. Colorado Avalanche (34-8-4, first in the Central)
Denver; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Colorado hosts the Dallas Stars after the Avalanche shut out Dallas 4-0.
DENVER (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog, Devon Toews and Valeri Nichushkin scored for Colorado, and the Avalanche withstood a last-minute blitz by Tampa Bay to beat the Lightning 3-2 on Thursday night.
Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point scored for Tampa Bay, which pulled goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy for an extra skater with just over three minutes remaining but could not get the puck past Darcy Kuemper again.
Arizona Coyotes (10-29-4, eighth in the Central) vs. Colorado Avalanche (32-8-3, first in the Central)
Denver; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Colorado hosts Arizona aiming to continue its 18-game home winning streak.
Montreal Canadiens (8-25-6, eighth in the Atlantic) vs. Colorado Avalanche (27-8-3, first in the Central)
Denver; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Colorado seeks to build upon its five-game win streak with a victory over Montreal.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Playing the second game of a back-to-back set, the Colorado Avalanche looked tired. They weren't able to bombard the Los Angeles Kings with their typical offensive brilliance, finding themselves on the wrong side of a 14-shot disparity.
DENVER (AP) — Nazem Kadri scored a go-ahead goal late in the third period, and the surging Colorado Avalanche rallied to beat the Seattle Kraken 4-3 on Monday night.
Nicolas Aube-Kubel had two goals and Devon Toews also scored for Colorado, which beat former teammate Philipp Grubauer to win its 12th straight at home and fifth in a row overall.
DENVER (AP) — Nazem Kadri scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period, and the surging Colorado Avalanche rallied to beat the Seattle Kraken 4-3 on Monday night.
Nicolas Aube-Kubel had two goals and Devon Toews also scored for Colorado, which beat former goalie Philipp Grubauer to win its franchise-best 12th straight at home and fifth in a row overall.
DENVER (AP) — Devon Toews scored 1:12 into overtime and the Colorado Avalanche rallied from a three-goal deficit to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 on Saturday night for their franchise-record 11th straight home victory.
Winnipeg Jets (16-11-5, fifth in the Central) vs. Colorado Avalanche (19-8-2, third in the Central)
Denver; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Colorado hosts Winnipeg trying to prolong its nine-game home winning streak.
Colorado Avalanche (18-8-2, fourth in the Central) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (11-17-4, seventh in the Central)
Chicago; Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Chicago is looking to end its four-game slide with a win against Colorado.
DENVER (AP) — Andre Burakovsky had two goals, Darren Helm scored in his first game against his former team, and the Colorado Avalanche became the first team in 26 years to score seven goals in three straight games with a 7-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night.
Detroit Red Wings (13-11-3, fourth in the Atlantic) vs. Colorado Avalanche (14-7-2, fifth in the Central)
Denver; Friday, 9 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Avalanche -331, Red Wings +256; over/under is 6.5
NEW YORK (AP) — Logan O’Connor scored twice in a 22-second span in a five-goal second period, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Rangers 7-3 on Wednesday night, ending New York's seven-game winning streak.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Brady Tkachuk scored his second goal 51 seconds into overtime, giving the Ottawa Senators a 6-5 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night.
“With all the ice, I told myself I better score,” said Tkachuk, who added an assist for a three-point night.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado should be struggling without their top offensive player. Instead, they’ve gone on a goal-scoring tear.
In their second game without Nathan MacKinnon, the Avalanche overcame a slow start with another strong offensive push to beat the San Jose Sharks 6-2 on Saturday night.
DENVER (AP) — Valeri Nichushkin scored in his return from injury, Mikko Rantanen had a goal and two assists and the Colorado Avalanche overcame the absence of star center Nathan MacKinnon to rout the Vancouver Canucks 7-1 on Thursday night.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche sent veteran defenseman Ryan Graves to the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night in a move made with an eye on the upcoming expansion draft of the Seattle Kraken.
Jared Bednar was cleared to coach the Colorado Avalanche in Game 6 of their second-round series against the Vegas Golden Knights after missing the morning skate Thursday because of a COVID-19 testing irregularity.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As tempting as it might have been for the Colorado Avalanche to look ahead to their showdown with Vegas in two days, Devon Toews knew it wouldn’t matter if they didn’t beat the Los Angeles Kings first...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Anthony Beauvillier scored twice, Josh Bailey had three assists and the New York Islanders kept Alex Ovechkin stuck at 698 career goals in beating the Washington Capitals 5-3 Monday night...
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored three goals to tie Steve Yzerman for ninth on the career goals list Saturday, and the Washington Capitals rallied with five goals in the third period for a 6-4 victory over the New York Islanders...
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Ilya Samsonov was stellar in his NHL debut and helped the Washington Capitals stay perfect in two road games to start the season...
There was a buzz about Devon Toews coming into this Bridgeport Sound Tigers season, that the rookie defenseman out of Quinnipiac had a stellar New York Islanders camp and showed lots of promise.
That promise has paid off into a strong year for Bridgeport and a spot on the AHL’s all-rookie team, announced Wednesday afternoon.